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MHCP COLAB is a boutique planning firm specializing in technical aspects of urban planning and soft services of outreach and communication.

We focus on making cities better by promoting land use and alternative transportation, walkable streets and engaged communities for public and private clients. These approaches add exponential value to cities.

We develop relationships with communities, public agencies, businesses and property owners around a common interest and use media and public relations tools to generate community and financial support. 


Melissa Hege
Founding Principal

Firm leader, Melissa Hege, is actively engaged in planning and transportation in South Florida. She is a certified planner with 24 years of experience practicing planning both locally and nationally. 

She directs land use and zoning policy, bike/ped planning and outreach for multi-disciplinary projects for our planning and transportation clients with a background in urban design.

Matt Hege

Firm director, Matthew Hege is an MBA with 24 years of experience in strategic communications and public relations with a specialty in media and outreach. 

He directs the firm's public private partnership clients, community outreach, public relations and strategic communications and provides expertise in comprehensive planning and project messaging.



Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Goods + Services under the Florida Unified Certification Program

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) under the Florida Unified Certification Program

Local Developing Business (LDB) by Miami Dade County

Woman Business Certification​ by State of Florida




American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)


American Planning Association (APA)

Urban Land Institute (ULI)

Florida Public Relations Association (FRPA)

Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)

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